On Leggio: Sophomore attacker who started in every game but one a year ago … enters the season as a starter again on the attack … an offensive playmaker with a knack for coming up with loose balls … should gain confidence with a year under her belt … runs well, has solid stick skills and has the ability to finish … third-leading returning scorer from a year ago.
2002 (Freshman): Saw action in all 21 games, starting 20 … lone non-start was due to injury … fifth on the team in scoring with 40 points (26 goals, 14 assists) … was the leading scorer among Terp freshmen … had a solid .448 shooting percentage (26 goals on 58 shots) … posted 37 draw controls, second-most on the team and fourth-most in the ACC … also had 45 ground balls and 16 caused turnovers … had 12 multiple-goal games, two of which were hat tricks … season-high three goals were posted against Brown (3/16) and at William & Mary (4/10) … scored two goals in each of Maryland’s two NCAA games, leading the team in scoring in the season finale against Cornell (5/12).
Prep: A four-year starter at Bay Shore HS ... named team Most Valuable Player in 1999 and 2001 ... team captain as a junior and senior … member of the North/South select team in ’01 … an All-Empire league selection all four years and an All-School Girls pick as a sophomore, junior and senior … an all-county selection in 1998 and 1999 ... a New York State Scholar-Athletic Team selection in 1998 ... team was a state finalist in 2001, state semifinalist in 2000, was division champ in 1999 and won division tri-championship in spring of 1998 ... also lettered four years in soccer ... was also recruited by Virginia and North Carolina.
Personal: Kristie Lynn Leggio was born on March 24, 1983, in Bay Shore, N.Y. … is the daughter of Joe and Susan Leggio … major is letters and sciences … attended the same high school as current Maryland teammate Molly Lambert.
Year GP G A Pts. 2002 21-20 26 14 40
Career Highs Goals: 3 twice; most recently vs. William & Mary, 4-10-02 Assists: 2 twice; most recently vs. Princeton, 4-24-02 Points: 5 vs. Brown, 3-16-02